Nov 23, 2012 1:00pm EST
with tech and materials and energy or industrials and energy leading the way. but again i'm not sure it has the conviction. that being said, you go back to the risk. what happens with greece, what happens with spain and what happens here in the u.s. with the fiscal cliff. there are still a lot of concerns out there despite positive news like the improvement in german business confidence and the signs we see strengthen china as well. >> mr. skeptic, what would make you bullish in this market right now? >> bill, it's fascinating. today we talk about employment trying to turn around and we see people walking out of their jobs at walmart on the biggest day of the year. i want to see a change in total attitude in this country, not just some housing numbers, not just a blip up in employment. we've got a structural problem with our mentality. that's what it would take me to get majorly bullish on the market. >> what specifically are you talking about here? i get the employment thing but what would make this -- what structural change you talking about? i don't get what you're saying here. >> well,
Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
strength and weakness. lower sectors today, teleco and energy dragging us down. take a look at s&p 500 top five laggers, impossible to ignore some retail names on that list. we saw some strong sales out of black friday but caution in the marketplace as analysts are saying, you need to see that strong sales trend continue throughout the rest of the season. not just on one or two days. it was nordstrom and macy's we were watching. coach was on the list for a better part of the day. cabot oil and gas selling off with the broader energy complex. meantime on the flipside we did have our s&p 500 top gainers. of course a lot of those names included names traded here at the nasdaq. ebay was one of the big gainers, gaining on hopes today that it will catch up with amazon on cyber monday. of course, those numbers will be tallied up within the coming days. best buy was also seeing strength on that as well. last but not least, first solar knocked apple out of one of those spots there, out of the last spot. of course, apple was a stock that was contributing to the positive momentum on the nasdaq today.
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
, and if new york and energy want to do that, great. >> i like "reason" magazine a lot. >> me too. they seem very reasonable. >>> call them fiscal cliff spikes and dives, will the market swings continue tomorrow morning? we've got three top money pros to weigh in next. >>> and we're keeping an eye on the closed-door meeting at the white house between president obama and ceos to tackle the fiscal cliff. there's a look at the white house right there live as you're watching cnbc first in business worldwide. at optionsxpress we're all about options trading. we create easy-to-use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize what might happen next. that's genius! we knew you needed a platform that could really help you elevate your trading. so we built it. chances of making this? it's a lot easier to find out if a trade is potentially profitable. just use our trade & probability calculator and there it is. for all the reasons you trade options - from income to risk management to diversification - you'll have the tools to g